608 Pride is back and prouder than ever. All month long, Madison will be rocking rainbows and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. If you want to keep up with all the pride around 608 this month, we’ve got the rundown on everything you need to know.
Pride in 608
608 Pride is an event hosted by OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center, a nonprofit organization that supports Madison’s LGBTQ+ community. The annual 608 Pride event works towards that mission by fostering community relations, creating access to health and human services, and creating economic, social, and racial equity. While the OutReach Pride festival is scheduled for Sun., Aug. 21 this year, check out some events happening this month around the Isthmus.
- 2022 Trek Pride Ride | Sat., June 4 | 2 p.m. | Breese Stevens Field | Free+ | Join the nationwide Trek + Forward Madison FC communities for a 5-mile bike ride celebrating the history of LGBTQIA+ in the 608.
- Pride Pop-Up Market | Sun., June 19 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Graduate Hotel, 601 Langdon St. | Free+ | Support an eclectic mix of local LGBTQ+ owned-and-allied businesses while perusing jewelry, art + other bespoke goods.
- CapitalQ Theatre Festival | Fri., June 24-Sun., June 26 | Times vary | Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin St. | Free+ | Enjoy one-act plays, Masterclasses, workshops + more during the celebration of queer storytellers as part of a new Pride month tradition.
How to get involved
We love a party, but Pride is also prime time to give back. Check out this roundup of local organizations from the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce to volunteer with or support via donation.